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Study a practical course focused on real-world topics like the influence of political uncertainty, financial trends and recruitment demands informing meaningful decision making.

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The University of Bath is the first university in the UK to offer an Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc. 

By emphasising practice over theory, we provide time-pressed professionals with the opportunity to further their career prospects in economics, banking and finance.

  • Learn from industry-leading experts

The online master’s in economics is run by the Department of Economics, recognised globally for its research in economic theory, econometrics and finance. Our course is led by active, published researchers with years of experience in economics who will teach, support and inspire you throughout your studies.

You will learn how to analyse, interpret and critically evaluate economic data and research, how to use micro and macro-economics to guide strategic decision-making. During the 100% online course you will learn how to apply these principles you have learnt to real world economics and policy issues, and even your own research projects.

  • Enhance your career prospects

At the University of Bath, your employability is our biggest focus. Our course is bursting with contemporary ideas and unique case studies, providing you with all the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and confidence for a long & successful career in banking and finance. The Guardian rated our economics courses top for career prospects after six months in 2019. So, if you want to enhance your prospects and become the economics expert at your company, we can make it happen. 

Programme Structure

  • This 100% online course provides you with the same engaging and inspiring teaching as our campus course. It also provides professionals with the flexibility to tailor their learning around their lifestyle and career.
  • You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers. The Online MSc Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) is a passage to cutting-edge research and sought-after careers.
  • For students that have not previously studied Economics or Maths for a while, there is a pre-sessional course which will be studied in 2 week induction.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. Plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level).
  • You can also sit a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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